Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954) Windy Day at the Bus Stop
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Reginald Marsh (American, 1898-1954)
Windy Day at the Bus Stop
Signed "REGINALD MARSH" l.r.
Watercolor with gouache, pastel, and charcoal on paper, 12 7/8 x 10 1/8 in. (32.5 x 25.5 cm), framed.
Condition: Subtle rippling, subtle toning, masking tape to the upper edge on the reverse.
N.B. Marsh was born in Paris to artist parents, both of whom were academically trained. His family retuned to the States when Marsh was two years old. He studied first at Yale University and then at New York's Art Students League, where he became familiar with the work of John Sloan, George Luks, and the other members of The Eight, later known as the Ashcan School. In the early 1920s, Marsh worked as an illustrator for the New York Daily News, as well as doing freelance work for Vanity Fair and The New Yorker. This may well have been where he developed his interest in the daily life of New York - the figures who crowd the city streets and dance halls, shop girls, subway riders, burlesque stars and the leisure of Coney Island.
According to Norman Sasowsky, the work presented here is typical of Marsh's works of the late 1940s. A copy of a letter from Dr. Sasowsky accompanies the lot.